All boarding schools in Zamfara have been closed down by the State government after the kidnap of over 300 schoolgirls of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe.
Governor Bello Matawalle while briefing newsmen in Government House Gusau, on Friday, explained that the schools must remain shut down until the security situation has improved in Zamfara.
According to him, “We have no alternative than to close down all boarding schools so as to douse the fear being entertained by parents and guardians due to the recent abduction of the schoolgirls in Jangebe.
“We are, however, doing everything possible to rescue the children and reunite them with their families.
“We have already drafted two helicopters with a view to locating the children and rescue them.”
Recall that the Zamfara State Police Command has disclosed that about three-hundred and seventeen (317) students were abducted from the Government Girls Science Secondary School Jangebe, Zamfara.
The students were confirmed to have been kidnapped a few days ago and this is coming not long after similar kidnapping of students took place in Niger State.